June 13, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Canaan Smith, LF – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees –
    • – 3-4, 2 HR (6,7), 3R, 4RBi, BB – 
      • – The Yankees unranked prospect registered his fifth three-hit game of the season, highlighted by the first two-homer game of his career in Charleston’s commanding 10-0 win over Greenville. The 2017 – fourth rounder out of Rockwall-Heath HS (TX) also scored three runs and drove in a season high four, but Smith wasn’t the biggest story of the game. Yankees top pitching prospect Luis Medina got back on track after starting the season 0-4, tossing six innings of no-hit ball, issuing two walks and striking out three, notching his first win of the year, and locking down a 1-0 Riverdogs win. Reliever Ron Marinaccio relieved Medina in the seventh, keeping the Greenville lineup off balance, giving up only one hit, (a one-out single to designated-hitter Devlin Granberg in the top of the seventh), walking one and striking out four to earn his first save on the season. 

California League: 

  • Ryan Vilade, SS – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 3-4, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Heliot Ramos, CF – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Nick Allen, SS – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi – 
      • – The 20-year-old third rounder in 2017 out of Parker HS (San Diego) laced a two-run triple in Stockton’s four-run fifth and added to his California League leading doubles total to lead the Ports to an 8-4 victory over Modesto.  The 5’8″- 165 lb. righty popped out to a rehabbing J.P. Crawford lead off the game, but in the third, scored on right fielder Alfonso Rivas‘ ground out after lacing his nineteenth double on the season to center. Allen flied into a double play in the sixth, then came up again in the ninth and rapped his second double of the day, and twentieth on the season, to left, moved to third on a Rivas sac fly to center, then scored his third run of the night on Modesto reliever Joey Gerber‘s wild pitch. Allen has collected a hit in 15 out of his last 18 games currently ranks second in the Cal League in total bases (111) behind Lancaster’s Luis Castro
  • Allen Cordoba, LF – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 3-6, 2B, 2R, 2K, SB (7) – 
  • Luis Campusano, C – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB  – 
  • Olivier Basabe, 1B – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 4-6, 3B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Donovan Casey, RF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2R, K – 

Carolina League: 

  • Brewer Hicklen, CF – Wilmington Blue Rocks – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-3, 2B, RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Gage Canning, RF – Potomac Nationals – Washington Nationals –
    • – 3-5, HR (2), R, 5RBi, K – 
  • Jomar Reyes, 3B – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, 2RBi, K –

Florida State League: 

  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 2-4, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Garrett Whitley, LF – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 3-5, 2B, 2RBi, K, SB (5) – 
  • Jacob Zanon, CF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 2-4, HR (5), R, 3 RBi – 

Midwest League: 

  • Ross Adolph, CF – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros –
    • – 1-2, HR (4), 3R, RBi, 2BB, SB (7) – 
  • Bo Naylor, C – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 2-2, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Avery Tuck, RF – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Ulrich Bojarski, LF – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, RBi, BB – 
  • Tyler Durna, 1B – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 1-3, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Geraldo Perdomo, 2B – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 1-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Xavier Edwards, 2B – Fort Wayne TinCaps – San Diego Padres –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (15) 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Mason Martin, DH – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-3, HR (17), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB – 
      • – Martin jacked his South Atlantic League leading seventeenth homer and added a double yesterday, despite the Grasshoppers falling to Kannapolis by a score of 14-6. Martin’s first inning two-run shot that scored Pirates #14 ranked Lolo Sanchez, was his first since June 1 versus Lakewood. Martin heads into Friday’s game against the Intimidators leading the Sally League in total bases (129) and carries a .586 extra-base percentage in 62 games this season. 
  • Lenyn Sosa, SS – Kannapolis Intimidators – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 3-5, 4R, RBi, BB – 
  • Jeremy Hernandez, CF – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Greg Cullen, 2B – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 2-3, HR (4), 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Nathan Eaton, 3B – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-4, 2B, R, 4RBi – 
  • Michael Gigliotti, CF – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 3-5, 2B, 3R, BB, K, 2 SB (27,28) – 
      • – Now that he’s fully healthy, Gigliotti is putting on full display the skills that Kansas City saw when they drafted him in the fourth round out of Lipscomb University (TN) in 2017. The 6’1″- 180 lb. lefty has posted a hit in eleven straight games and riding a 22-game on-base streak heading into Friday’s matchup against Columbia. Gigliotti’s two stolen bases also added to his (firm) Sally League leading total of 28, ahead of second-place Lakewood (PHI) shortstop Jonathan Guzman (Lakewood) and Pittsburgh’s Lolo Sanchez, who both have 20. 
  • Melvin Novoa, C – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 4-4, HR (2), 2 2B, 4R, 3RBi, K, 2K, SB (1) – 
  • Pedro Gonzalez, RF – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • 2-4, 2 HR (11,12), 2R, 4RBi, B, 2K – 
  • Will Golsan, CF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-4, HR (6), R, 2RBi, BB, K – 

Dominican Summer League: 

  • Rodrigo Rodriguez, C – DSL Royals2 – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 3-4, 2B, K – 
  • Eddinson Paulino, SS – DSL Red Sox1 – Boston Red Sox
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Alejandro Pie, SS – DSL Rays1 – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 2-3, 2B, R, RBi, BB, SB (2) – 
  • Junior Calderon, 3B – DSL Royals1 – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Efrenyer Narvaez, C – DSL Rangers1 – Texas Rangers –
    • – 5-5, 2B, 2R – 
  • Angel Martinez, 3B – DSL Indians – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 4-4, 2 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB – – The 17-year-old switch-hitter from Santo Domingo (DR) rapped out two triples yesterday versus the Rangers1 squad, placing him firmly in the DSL lead with five. Martinez’ led off the Indians half of the first with his fourth triple of the season. Second baseman Jesus Lara followed with a walk, then Martinez scored when shortstop and three-hole hitter Gabriel Rodriguez grounded into a double play. Martinez lined a one-out double to right in his next at-bat in the third, scoring designated hitter Derian Perez, who singled to open the inning. Martinez eventually scored on a two-out single by right fielder Skeilling Rodriguez, but the inning ended when Rangers1 right fielder gunned down Rodriguez at third on the Skeilling hit. Martinez singled in the fifth, walked in the seventh, rapped his second triple of the day and scored his third run of the day in the ninth, but the Indians fell short by a score of 8-6. 
  • Bryan Gonzalez, RF – DSL Red Sox2 – Boston Red Sox
    • – 2-3, HR (5), 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB, K – 
      • – Sticking with the number five, Gonzalez’ two out, line drive solo shot over the left field wall in the first inning vaulted him into the DSL home run lead as well as the total bases lead (34) over fellow outfielder and organizational mate Albert Feliz (31). 
  • Edward Barboza, C – DSL Phillies White – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 3-5, R, SB (1) – 
  • Adinso Reyes, SS – DSL Tigers1 – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 3B, R, 4RBi – 
  • Alexeis Azuaje, 2B/SS – DSL Phillies Red – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 2-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Junior Ortega, LF – DSL Phillies Red – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 1-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (3,4) – 
      • – In his ten games played this season, eight of Ortega’s eleven hits have gone for extra bases. He sits on 26 total bases thus far, tying him for fifth in the DSL with DSL Indians shortstop Gabriel Rodriguez (mentioned above). 
  • Jeferson Espinal, LF – DSL D-backs1 – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi – 
      • -With three more hits yesterday against the DSL Padres, the 17-year-old lefty now sits atop the DSL leaderboard with 18. Despite only five extra-base hits so far this season, his fifth inning, two-run homer (his first) also ascended him up the DSL total bases leaderboard, tying him for sixth with Pirates1 infielder Juan Jerez at 25. 
  • Christian Rodriguez, 3B – DSL Marlins – Miami Marlins –
    • – 2-5, 3B, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Elian Gonzalez, 1B – DSL Indians/Brewers – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Carlos Goris, RF – DSL D-backs2 – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 1-4, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB, K, SB (7) – 
  • Josue Cruz, 1B – DSL Orioles1 – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 3-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K –
  • Yorkislandy Alvarez, 2B – DSL Orioles1 – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 4-6, 2B, 3R, K – 
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